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The Roadhouse

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  • Friday 5-7pm
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Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Dave TerSteeg & Jay Andersen, and producer Ann Possis, provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! 
 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


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Discover the world below when you fly, with new mobile app

Shane Loeffler is a grad student in the Earth Science department at the U of MN, as well as a Finland, Minn. native. He recently came up with a mobile phone app called Flyover Country, that tells you about the world below you along the path of your flight. Shane chatted with Dave about Flyover Country, what it does, and how it works. You can learn more wherever you get apps for your phone.

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Rich Mattson & the Northstars

Rich Mattson & the Northstars return to Studio A

A few of our favorite musical guests, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, stopped by Studio A to share some cosmic folk and chat about what they're up to recently at Sparta Sound. The band is Rich, vocals & guitar; Germaine Gemberling, vocals & guitar; and Kyle Westrick, bass. You can learn more about them here

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All about offshore wind projects on the Great Lakes

Offshore wind projects on the Great Lakes have been discussed for years, and the first one will likely happen soon, on Lake Erie. Andy Balaskovitz, a freelance reporter in Michigan, joined Dave to chat about the pros, cons and challenges of offshore wind. You can read Andy's full article about it here

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"The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen" by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley

Sean Sherman, author of "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," on The Roadhouse

Sean Sherman is an Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. His new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," shares award-winning recipes, stories and wisdom, and was named one of the best cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, and more. Jay spoke recently with Sean about his book and his work. 

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Jim McGowan in Studio A

Jim McGowan wraps up 2017 with great music on The Roadhouse

One of our favorite musical guests, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A for the last show of 2017. He shared delightful music to start your new year off right. 

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Planning some changes in the new year? Expert says make BIG ones to succeed

It's that time of year when many of us plan to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, watch TV less...the list goes on. Prof. Chris Wharton of Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has a surprising suggestion: Change as many things as you can all at once. Tracy talked with Prof. Wharton about his ideas and why they might just work. A few websites he suggests: 
www.mrmoneymustache.com
www.familypedals.com/
www.loveandmatrimoney.com/

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Author Gail Francis on The Roadhouse

Gail Francis is an author and outdoor enthusiast based in Duluth.  Her book, "Bliss(ters): How I Walked From Mexico to Canada One Summer," chronicles her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail.  CJ Heithoff chatted with Gail to learn more.

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SisterTree in Studio A

Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree makes Roadhouse debut

The Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree made their Roadhouse debut. Listen for beautiful harmonies from Dee Brust (guitar & vocals) and Kerri Joy (fiddle & vocals).

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Snowy road

Road salt is increasingly ending up in our fresh water...science writer explains

Winter is here and that means salt on our roads. Where does all that salt go? Jay Andersen chatted with science and nature writer Greg Breining about the effects of salt on our waters, as well as some ways we can reduce the runoff. You can read Greg's full article on this topic here. 

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the new book by Roberta Walburn

Roberta Walburn writes fascinating biography of crusading federal judge Miles Lord

Judge Miles Lord was a unique man who went from modest roots on the Iron Range to being one of the most colorful and prominent judges in the country. Roberta Walburn, a Minneapolis attorney who served as one of the judge's law clerks, has written a portrait of Lord as a man and a judge. She talked with Ann Possis about the book, "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice."

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